Feathered face mask "Ishyeen Imaalu", Kuba people-DRC

Feathered face mask "Ishyeen Imaalu", Kuba people-DRC
19 century

The Ishyeen imaalu mask is ranked within a hierarchy of masking that perform during activities associated with the men's initiation society called Babende. Ishyeen imaalu appears most often at funerals of members of the initiation society. This very fine Kuba masks represents a warrior and is decorated with feathers reservated for that purpose.

Dated to the 19th century
Dimensions: approx 50X27X30 cm without the base.

This item will be packed with the utmost care and shipped with DHL Express.

Please note that this mask contains feathers. Please check your local customs legislation before bidding. By bidding on this item you agree that we will not be held responsible for confiscation by your local customs.

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